Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty
If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, you were likely given a blood alcohol test using a device called the Alcotest 7110 MK-111. The Alcotest is a device that measures the amount of alcohol in the breath...more
A serious car accident is always a major disruption to your life. And planning for the long term can be challenging when the unexpected forces you to begin living day by day. But if you or a loved one has been seriously...more
A jury in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, recently awarded $15 million to plaintiffs in an automobile products liability case. Noreen Lewis, a family physician, rented a 2006 Toyota Sienna from the local car-share service...more
Gary Sasso, president and CEO of Carlton Fields, represents business clients in securities fraud and consumer fraud class actions and other complex litigation at the trial and appellate level, in the financial services...more
The Internet has given us the ability to find information that was not easily available in the past. You can look up old friends, find out about a potential date, or follow someone’s social media feeds to see what they have...more
I am taking a little bit of a different approach with this post, with a focus on representing employee clients in competition litigation.
When I first talk to a new client who has a legal problem involving a...more
Ronald J. Schoenbaum is a partner in Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP's Orange County and Silicon Valley, Calif., offices. He focuses on patent prosecution, strategic patent portfolio management, and infringement/validity...more
Business litigation is usually about numbers. The damages, value, financial analysis and appraisal you need to prove your case will often require the opinion of an independent financial expert such as a business valuator,...more
Dave Leonard, a shareholder with Carlton Fields, has experience in civil litigation, arbitration and negotiation of disputes.
Q: What is the most challenging case you have worked on and what made it...more
I recently had occasion to review a number of motion-to-dismiss rulings, including some in which denial of the motion seemed to be an easy call. I’ve since been mulling over whether there are circumstances in which it would...more
In this presentation:
- Overview and recommendations regarding hearing procedures.
- Ways to maximize confidentiality and immunity protections under state law, HCQIA and the Patient Safety Act.
Brian Rosner is a shareholder in Carlton Fields' New York office.
Q: What is the most challenging case you have worked on and what made it challenging?
Originally Published in Law360, New York - April 29, 2013....more
In this presentation:
- Provide recommendations regarding best practices, bylaw provisions and other strategies to address and resolve quality and peer review issues without resorting to “investigations” and...more
Now, more than ever, businesses are confined by their budgets. Long gone are the days of the blank check for many business expenses, and that includes litigation. If businesses need to live by budgets, so to should the law...more
The trial continues between BP Oil and its business partners and vendors, culprits in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in the most catastrophic offshore oil spill in our nation’s history....more
Every judge, lawyer, and litigant is probably familiar with the maxim that most civil cases settle. That's undoubtedly true. But some classes of suits are better positioned to settle than others. In non-compete and other...more
So-called “sue and settle” tactics are becoming an increasingly popular, problematic, and oftentimes successful litigation strategy used by pro-regulatory environmental groups. Because these groups, as well as regulators, are...more
Just ran across an article in Today’s General Counsel on choosing between litigation and arbitration. There are many factors that go into a decision to pursue one or the other, but this paragraph caught my eye...more
Originally published in Forum magazine, September/October 2012.
I have been asked to share how I have managed to escape sticky situations during trial. Let me give two examples.
Put away your written notes...more
In this LEVICK Daily video interview, we discuss an upcoming panel discussion at the 2013 BIO International Convention entitled, Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty. During the discussion, which...more
A product liability lawsuit is not something that can be undertaken without meticulous preparation. Defense attorneys in product liability lawsuits likely have substantial expertise in the product and often large financial...more
Originally published in Plaintiff Magazine, March 2013.
A last-minute flurry of activity before expert disclosure. One of the experts had a conflict — couldn’t make the trial. She suggested a colleague, “Outstanding,...more
A new article is out with more detail about how opinions among counsel for Fortune 1000 companies have changed over the last 15 years with respect to arbitration and mediation....more
Car accidents caused by drivers who violate traffic safety laws or fail to pay attention to the road, the result can be serious and fatal injuries. When a motor vehicle accident victim suffers life-altering catastrophic...more
The Reform Act’s heightened pleading standards were designed to increase the number of securities class actions dismissed at the pleading stage. An unintended consequence, however, has been a liberal application of the...more
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